Rochester, MN (rochesterhonkers.com) —The Rochester Honkers dropped their second straight game to the Eau Claire Express Wednesday night 8-1. Jayson Yano (Stevens Institute) was charged with just his second loss on the season, moving him to 5-2 on the year.

Rochester broke through first on a solo homerun from Joe DeRoche-Duffin in the top of the sixth. It was Duffin’s fourth homer in four games and his eighth of the year, which is second in the NWL and first in the North Division this season.

The Express would comeback in the bottom of the sixth with three runs of their own, including the game tier on a wild pitch, to take a 3-1 lead.

Eau Claire would score five more times in the bottom of the eighth to take an 8-1 lead.

Rochester is now halfway through a four game road trip and sit at 0-2 on that trip after dropping this series in Eau Claire. They will look to get back on track tonight as they head to Willmar for the first of a two game series against the Stingers.

On Saturday, July 11th, the Honkers will be back at Mayo Field to face the St. Cloud Rox for a double header of seven-inning games starting at 6:05. It will be the Field of Future Stars presented by Meshbesher and Spence. All RYBA, RYSA, RYHA, Girls Softball and Miracle League players wearing their uniform top gain free admission to the game!